The Interdisciplinarity of Zooarchaeology in focus at an international event


Exploring the Interdisciplinary Potential of Zooarchaeology: Insights from Babitonga Bay and Córdoba

Unlocking the mysteries of the past requires collaboration and knowledge exchange. Recently, the Laboratory of Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage of Univille (LAPArq-Univille) facilitated a captivating roundtable discussion titled “Contributions on Zooarchaeology of Babitonga Bay/BR and Córdoba/AR.” This event brought together Brazilian and Argentinian experts to share their research and shed light on the interdisciplinary potential of zooarchaeology.

During the event, our esteemed PhD scholar, Thiago Fossile, took the stage to showcase the remarkable possibilities presented by Babitonga Bay. Nestled on the southern coast of Santa Catarina, this biodiverse estuary holds immense archaeological and conservation value. Fossile emphasized the region’s abundant biodiversity and its significance in archaeological studies, underlining the urgent need to safeguard the archaeological sites, ecosystems, and species that call this place home.

The roundtable discussion served as a crucial platform for cross-border collaboration, fostering the exchange of insights, methodologies, and discoveries. It highlighted the invaluable role of zooarchaeology in unraveling the intricate relationship between humans and the natural world throughout history.

Babitonga Bay, with its multitude of archaeological sites and diverse ecosystem, presents an exciting frontier for future research. Each new revelation brings us closer to understanding our shared heritage, magnifying the importance of conserving this unique coastal region and preserving its delicate ecological balance.

This roundtable discussion exemplified the unwavering commitment of LAPArq-Univille and TRADITION to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and advance our comprehension of the past. By facilitating the convergence of experts from different regions, this event made significant contributions to the broader field of zooarchaeology, while underscoring the urgent call for environmental stewardship.

Together, through collaborative efforts and a shared passion for exploration, we can unravel the mysteries of our oceanic history and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

Note: This blog post was made possible through the generous contributions of the Laboratory of Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage of Univille (LAPArq-Univille) and the TRADITION project.